Sociological Theories on the Causes of Juvenile Delinquency
Briefly list and describe the major schools of thought concerning theories on the causes of juvenile delinquency, then answer the following questions:
1. Which school of thought do you find most compelling? Why?
2. Which school of thought do you find least compelling? Why?
3. Imagine you have been given a large grant to start a program designed to decrease juvenile delinquency in your community. How would you allocate your resources and structure such a program? Which theory of juvenile delinquency would most support your approach? Why?